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Morris, William 1834-1896

Works: 3,222 works in 9,757 publications in 5 languages and 172,281 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Romances  Fiction  Exhibition catalogs  Paraphrases  Catalogs  Epic poetry 
Subject Headings: Authors, English  Designers  Socialists 
Roles: Author, Printer, Translator, Editor, Illustrator, Lyricist, Other, Type designer, Artist, Honoree, Author of introduction, Former owner, Dedicatee, Creator, Recipient
Classifications: PR5083, 821.8
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Most widely held works by William Morris
The earthly paradise by William Morris( Book )
255 editions published between 1867 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,560 libraries worldwide
A series of 24 tales in verse, 2 for each month of the year
Volsunga saga : the story of the Volsungs and Niblungs by Eiríkr Magnússon( Book )
102 editions published between 1870 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,493 libraries worldwide
A legendary saga originally written in 13th-century Iceland, the Volsunga Saga tells the story of a magic sword guarded by Odin, a major god in Norse mythology. When a dragon guards a large treasure, two brothers stop at nothing to retrieve the sword, slay the beast and rise to power in early Scandinavia
The life and death of Jason by William Morris( Book )
165 editions published between 1867 and 2016 in English and held by 1,260 libraries worldwide
The defence of Guenevere, and other poems by William Morris( Book )
131 editions published between 1856 and 2012 in English and held by 1,212 libraries worldwide
The wood beyond the world by William Morris( Book )
94 editions published between 1892 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,167 libraries worldwide
A groundbreaking fantasy novel, The Wood Beyond the World tells the story of a young man, Golden Walter, who finds himself in a strange and frightening world after being abandoned by his wife and lost at sea. The novel takes the form of Walter's quest for the visionary Maid that he sees at the beginning of his journey, and takes him from his failed marriage through temptation to fulfillment. Set in Morris's imaginative recreation of a medieval world, the novel is full of vivid imagery and surprising emotional realism
The story of Sigurd the Volsung and the fall of the Niblungs by William Morris( Book )
105 editions published between 1876 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,052 libraries worldwide
An epic poem, telling the tragic story of the Norse hero Sigmund, his son Sigurd (the equivalent of Siegfried in the Nibelungenlied and Wagner's Ring of the Nibelung) and Sigurd's wife Gudrun. The plot is largely based on the Volsunga Saga and the corresponding poems of the Elder Edda. -- Wikipedia
A tale of the house of the Wolfings and all the kindreds of the mark by William Morris( Book )
101 editions published between 1889 and 2014 in English and German and held by 818 libraries worldwide
The House of the Wolfings is the exciting story of the Wolfings's battle with and ultimate triumph over invading Roman legions. Penned by fantasy writer William Morris, The House of the Wolfings is widely acknowledged as an influence on J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy, and was included in the Newcastle Forgotten Fantasy Library published in 1978. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library
A dream of John Ball ; and, A king's lesson by William Morris( Book )
105 editions published between 1884 and 2012 in English and held by 729 libraries worldwide
This early work by William Morris was originally published in 1886 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. William Morris was born in London, England in 1834. Arguably best known as a textile designer, he founded a design partnership which deeply influenced the decoration of churches and homes during the early 20th century. However, he is also considered an important Romantic writer and pioneer of the modern fantasy genre, being a direct influence on authors such as J. R. R. Tolkien. As well as fiction, Morris penned poetry and essays. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork
The story of the Glittering Plain : which has been also called the Land of living men or the Acre of the undying by William Morris( Book )
79 editions published between 1891 and 2001 in English and held by 679 libraries worldwide
When Hallblithe's betrothed is carried off in a strage ship, he sets off alone on a long search for her over land and sea. This leads him through many exciting adventures, first on the Isle of Ransom and then on the Glittering Plain, or the Acre of the Undying, where men find eternal youth. In this false paradise he is disappointed again, but learns of the purpose of the abduction--to lure him away--and makes his escape to continue the search. The strange, semi-medieval language which Morris creates is wonderfully evocative of the distant past, and this exotic and often comic story is one of his most fresh and colourful romances
The water of the Wondrous isles by William Morris( Book )
49 editions published between 1897 and 2015 in English and German and held by 614 libraries worldwide
Plot: "Stolen as a child and raised in the wood of Evilshaw as servant to a witch, Birdalone ultimately escapes in her captress's magical boat, in which she travels to a succession of strange and wonderful islands. Among these is the Isle of Increase Unsought, an island cursed with boundless production, which Morris intended as a parallel of contemporary Britain and a vehicle for his socialistic beliefs. Equally radical, during much of the first quarter of the novel, Birdalone is naked, a highly unusual detail in Victorian fiction. She is occasionally assisted out of jams by Habundia, her lookalike fairy godmother. She encounters three maidens who are held prisoner by another witch. They await deliverance by their lovers, the three paladins of the Castle of the Quest. Birdalone is clad by the maidens and seeks out their heroes, and the story goes into high gear as they set out to rescue the women. Ultimately, one lady is reunited with her knight, another finds a new love when her knight is killed, and the last is left to mourn as her champion throws her over for Birdalone."--Wikipedia
The well at the world's end by William Morris( Book )
59 editions published between 1896 and 2015 in English and French and held by 388 libraries worldwide
After King Peter of Upmeads agrees that all but his youngest son, Ralph, may go forth to seek adventure, Ralph secretly makes his way to Wulstead, where he learns about the Well at the World's End and begins a journey in search of it
Signs of change : seven lectures delivered on various occasions by William Morris( Book )
45 editions published between 1888 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 279 libraries worldwide
How we live and how we might live -- Whigs, democrats, and socialists -- Feudal England -- The hopes of civilization -- The aims of art -- Useful work versus useless toil -- Dawn of a new epoch
Child Christopher and Goldilind the Fair by William Morris( Book )
34 editions published between 1895 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 273 libraries worldwide
The collected letters of William Morris by William Morris( Book )
7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
The works of Geoffrey Chaucer : a facsimile of the William Morris Kelmscott Chaucer by Geoffrey Chaucer( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
""The Kelmscott Chaucer" is the most memorable and beautiful edition of the complete works of the first great English poet. Next to "The Gutenberg Bible", it is considered the outstanding typographic achievement of all time. There are 87 full-page illustrations by Sir Edward Burne-Jones, and the borders, decorations and initials are drawn by William Morris himself. Only 425 copies of this magnificent work were produced in 1896, and this beautiful monochrome facsimile, slightly smaller than the original, makes this glorious book available to all. A fascinating Introduction by Nicholas Barker places the book and its importance in context. The main text is followed by a black and white facsimile of A Note by William Morris on his Aims in Founding the Kelmscott Press, together with a Short History of the Press by S C Cockerell. The volume is illustrated with 87 woodcuts by Sir Edward Burne-Jones, and the borders, decorations and initials are drawn by Sir Edward Burne-Jones and William Morris."--Publisher description
William Morris by Gary Blonston( Book )
3 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 16 libraries worldwide
William Morris is one of the most original and daring glass artists in America today. Taken as a whole, the Artifact series of the past seven years looks like one long and extraordinary archaeological dig. Inspired by Paleolithic images, Morris says that he creates artifacts that he himself would like to excavate. His glass sculpture, composed of bold shapes, rich colors, and evocative textures resonates with primordial power. In his essay, Gary Blonston describes the development of Morris's early career and discusses some of his recent pieces. He goes on to explain the collaborative process Morris has developed with his studio assistants. Robert Vinnedge's photographs of Morris's artwork convey the drama of each object, while Russell Johnson's photographs of Morris and his assistants at work in the studio capture the excitement of the creative process
The work of William Morris by Paul Thompson( Book )
3 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
William Morris as designer by Raymond Watkinson( Book )
4 editions published between 1967 and 1983 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
William Morris : romantic to revolutionary by E. P Thompson( Book )
1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Om den engelske forfatter, kunsthåndværker og socialist William Morris (1834-1896)
The story of the volsungs (volsunga saga), with excerpts from the poetic edda ( Book )
6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Gulielmus Morris
Moris, V., 1834-1896
Morisu, Wiriamu 1834-1896
Morris, Guillermo 1834-1896
Morris, May
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Morris, Villiam 1834-1896
Morris, Villʹjam 1834-1896
Morris, W.
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Uiljam Morris
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William Morris artista e scrittore inglese
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Wiriam Morisu 1934-1896
Ουίλιαμ Μόρις
Вилијам Морис
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Вільям Морріс
Морис, В., 1834-1896
Моррес В. 1834-1896
Моррис В. 1834-1896
Моррис, Уильям
Моррис, Уильям 1834-1896
Уильям Моррис
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Уільям Морыс
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ויליאם מוריס
מוריס, ויליאם 1834-1896
מוריס, וילים 1834-1896
ويليام موريس
ویلیام موریس
উইলিয়াম মরিস
วิลเลียม มอร์ริส
უილიამ მორისი
모리스, 윌리암 1834-1896
모리스, 윌리엄 1834-1896
윌리엄 모리스
ウィリアム・モリス 1834-1896
モリス, W
モリス, イリアム
モリス, ウィリアム
モリス, ウィリアム 1834-1896
モリス, ウイリアム
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